Why You Really Should Learn Some Spanish

The other day I was complaining to one of my daughters about Facebook and the constant changes. “I really don't want to have to learn all the tech stuff. Why can't things be simpler?” I moaned. Her response was, “Dad, no one is asking you to be a programmer or to use complicated programs. But you do have to learn enough to get by. So stop complaining and just do it.”

Discover the Secret to Easy Conversation—in Spanish

Playing with language should be enjoyable. After all, it's a hobby not a chore. And that's exactly how I approach teaching Spanish. You can dabble in it or get serious about it but you should always be enjoying yourself. For instance, I paint pictures in my spare time, but I don't want to go to art school and become a renowned artist. I just want to dabble with my paints for the pleasure of it.

Your Big Chance to Learn Spanish the Easy Way

I grew up on a ranch in Winslow, Arizona, with Spanish all around me. I absorbed it by osmosis and used it on my first South American adventure...to Argentina. I loved Spanish but it was only when I traveled to Argentina that I discovered I loved teaching. A doctor friend there asked me to help him with his English. We made so much progress that I was soon teaching his friends. And that was the start of my language-teaching career.